SOTS: Population 1756-1820

Population of Connecticut Towns 1756-1820

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Compiled from the official returns.  The census of 1790 was somewhat imperfect.   Of New London  county it stated:  "The return from this county is so blended that the number in each town cannot be ascertained.  The aggregate is 33,000."  For the Litchfield County towns not returned, Hartford being at that time included, the aggregate population is estimated at 20,342.  Greenwich and Stamford were included with Norwalk.  The census of 1774 embraces as a part of Litchfield County "Westmoreland, 1,922," presumably the Pennsylvania tract at that time claimed by Connecticut.  "Fair Haven, 1,317," is included in the figures for 1850.  The creation of new towns explains many apparent losses in population of the older ones.

Population of Towns 1830-1890 | Population of Towns 1900-1960 |

 Population of Towns 1970-1990

Town

1756 1774 1782 1790 1800 1810 1820
Andover ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Ansonia ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Ashford 1,245 2,241 2,286 2,583 2,445 2,532 2,778
Avon ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Barkhamsted 18 250 503 ...... 1,437 1,506 1,592
Beacon Falls ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Berlin ...... ...... ...... 2,465 2,702 2,798 2,877
Bethany ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Bethel ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Bethlehem ...... ...... ...... 1,056 1,138 1,118 932
Bloomfield ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Bolton 766 1,001 1,081 1,293 1,452 700 731
Bozrah ...... ...... ...... ...... 934 960 1,083
Branford 1,800 2,051 2,167 2,267 2,156 1,932 2,230
Bridgeport ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Bridgewater ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Bristol ...... ...... ...... 2,462 2,722 1,428 1,362
Brookfield ...... ...... ...... 1,018 1,010 1,037 1,159
Brooklyn ...... ...... ...... 1,324 1,202 1,200 1,264
Burlington ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,467 1,360
Canaan 1,100 1,635 2,061 ...... 2,137 2,203 2,332
Canterbury 1,260 2,444 2,514 1,881 1,812 1,812 1,984
Canton ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,374 1,322
Chaplin ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Cheshire ...... ...... 2,015 2,337 2,288 2,288 2,281
Chester ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Clinton ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Colchester 2,312 3,258 3,365 ...... 3,163 2,697 2,152
Colebrook ...... 150 273 ...... 1,119 1,243 1,274
Columbia ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 834 941
Cornwall 500 974 1,158 1,470 1,614 1,602 1,662
Coventry 1,635 2,056 2,025 2,130 2,021 1,938 2,058
Cromwell ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Danbury 1,527 2,526 2,747 3,031 3,180 3,606 3,873
Darien ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,126
Deep River ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Derby 1,000 1,889 2,218 2,994 1,878 2,051 2,088
Durham 799 1,076 1,061 1,079 1,029 1,101 1,210
Eastford ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
East Granby ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
East Haddam 1,978 2,808 2,725 2,749 2,805 2,537 2,572
East Hampton ...... 2,397 2,873 3,230 3,295 3,258 3,159
East Hartford ...... ...... ...... 3,016 3,057 3,240 3,373
East Haven ...... ...... ...... 1,025 1,004 1,209 1,237
East Lyme ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Easton ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
East Windsor ...... 2,999 3,237 2,600 2,766 3,081 3,400
Ellington ...... ...... ...... 1,056 1,209 1,344 1,196
Enfield 1,050 1,360 1,562 1,800 1,761 1,846 2,065
Essex ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Fairfield 4,455 4,863 5,276 4,009 3,735 4,125 4,151
Farmington 3,707 6,069 5,542 2,696 2,809 2,748 3,042
Franklin ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,210 1,161 1,161
Glastonbury 1,115 2,071 2,346 2,732 2,718 2,766 3,114
Goshen 610 1,111 1,450 ...... 1,493 1,641 1,586
Granby ...... ...... ...... 2,595 2,735 2,696 3,012
Greenwich 2,021 2,776 2,623 ...... 3,047 3,533 3,790
Griswold ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,869
Groton 2,869 3,848 3,823 ...... 4,302 4,451 4,664
Guilford 2,322 2,930 2,947 3,460 3,597 3,845 4,131
Haddam 1,241 1,726 1,950 2,195 2,307 2,205 2,478
Hamden ...... ...... ...... 1,422 1,482 1,716 1,687
Hampton ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,379 1,274 1,313
Hartford 3,027 5,031 5,495 4,090 5,347 6,003 6,901
Hartland 12 500 961 ...... 1,318 1,284 1,254
Harwinton 250 1,018 1,215 1,367 1,481 1,718 1,500
Hebron 1,855 2,337 2,205 2,234 2,256 2,002 2,094
Kent 1,000 1,996 1,883 1,318 1,607 1,794 1,956
Killingly 2,100 3,486 3,378 2,166 2,279 2,512 2,803
Killingworth 1,458 1,990 1,853 2,156 2,047 2,244 2,342
Lebanon 3,274 3,960 3,931 4,166 3,652 2,580 2,719
Ledyard ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Lisbon ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,158 1,128 1,159
Litchfield 1,366 2,554 3,077 ...... 4,285 4,639 4,610
Lyme 2,956 4,088 3,792 ...... 4,380 4,321 4,069
Madison ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Manchester ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Mansfield 1,614 2,466 2,565 2,635 2,560 2,570 2,993
Marlborough ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 720 839
Meriden ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,249 1,309
Middlebury ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 847 838
Middlefield ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Middletown 5,664 4,878 4,612 5,375 5,001 5,382 6,479
Milford 1,633 2,127 2,195 2,098 2,417 2,674 2,785
Monroe ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Montville ...... ...... ...... ...... 2,233 2,187 1,951
Morris ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Naugatuck ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
New Britain ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
New Canaan ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,599 1,689
New Fairfield 713 1,308 1,441 1,573 1,665 772 788
New Hartford 260 1,001 1,296 ...... 1,753 1,507 1,685
New Haven 5,085 8,295 7,966 4,484 5,157 6,967 8,327
Newington ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
New London 3,171 5,888 5,688 ...... 5,150 3,238 3,330
New Milford 1,137 2,776 3,015 3,167 3,221 3,537 3,830
Newtown 1,253 2,229 2,404 2,764 2,903 2,834 2,879
Norfolk 84 969 1,246 ...... 1,649 1,441 1,422
North Branford ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
North Canaan ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
North Haven ...... ...... ...... 1,236 1,157 1,239 1,298
North Stonington ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 2,524 2,624
Norwalk 3,050 4,388 4,051 11,942 5,146 2,983 3,004
Norwich 5,540 7,327 7,325 ...... 3,476 3,528 3,634
Old Lyme ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Old Saybrook ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Orange ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Oxford ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,410 1,453 1,683
Plainfield 1,800 1,562 1,573 1,713 1,619 1,738 2,097
Plainville ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Plymouth ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,791 1,882 1,758
Pomfret 1,727 2,306 2,566 1,769 1,799 1,905 2,042
Portland ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Preston 2,018 2,338 2,287 ...... 3,440 3,284 1,899
Prospect ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Putnam ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Redding ...... 1,234 1,310 1,503 1,632 1,717 1,678
Ridgefield 1,115 1,708 1,697 1,947 2,025 2,103 2,310
Rocky Hill ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Roxbury ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,121 1,217 1,124
Salem ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,053
Salisbury 1,100 1,980 2,225 ...... 2,266 2,321 2,695
Saybrook 1,931 2,687 2,738 3,233 3,363 3,996 4,165
Scotland ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Seymour ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Sharon 1,205 2,012 2,230 ...... 2,340 2,606 2,573
Shelton ...... ...... ...... 2,742 2,792 2,770 2,805
Sherman ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 949 957
Simsbury 2,245 3,700 4,664 2,576 2,956 1,966 1,954
Somers 900 1,027 1,058 1,127 1,353 1,210 1,306
Southbury ...... ...... ...... 1,738 1,757 1,413 1,662
Southington ...... ...... 1,886 2,110 1,804 1,807 1,875
South Windsor ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,213 ...... ......
Sprague ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Stafford 1,000 1,334 1,534 1,885 2,345 2,235 2,369
Stamford 2,768 3,563 3,834 ...... 4,352 4,440 3,284
Sterling ...... ...... ...... ...... 908 1,101 1,200
Stonington 3,518 5,412 5,245 ...... 5,437 3,043 3,056
Stratford 3,658 5,555 5,473 3,241 2,650 2,895 3,438
Suffield 1,438 2,017 2,310 2,467 2,686 2,680 2,681
Thomaston ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Thompson ...... ...... ...... 2,267 2,341 2,467 2,928
Tolland 917 1,262 1,361 1,538 1,638 1,610 1,607
Torrington 250 845 1,077 ...... 1,417 1,586 1,449
Trumbull ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,291 1,241 1,232
Union 500 514 552 631 767 752 757
Vernon ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 827 966
Voluntown 1,048 1,511 1,630 1,872 1,119 1,016 1,116
Wallingford 3,713 4,915 3,268 3,375 3,214 2,325 2,237
Warren ...... ...... ...... 790 1,083 1,096 875
Washington ...... ...... 1,503 1,675 1,568 1,575 1,487
Waterbury 1,829 3,536 2,240 2,937 3,256 2,874 2,282
Waterford ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 2,185 2,239
Watertown ...... ...... 2,732 3,170 1,622 1,714 1,439
Westbrook ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
West Hartford ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
West Haven ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Weston ...... ...... ...... 2,469 2,680 2,618 2,767
Westport ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Wethersfield 2,483 3,489 3,733 3,806 3,992 3,961 3,825
Willington 650 1,001 1,055 1,212 1,278 1,161 1,246
Wilton ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 1,728 1,818
Winchester 24 339 688 ...... 1,371 1,466 1,601
Windham 2,446 3,528 3,571 2,765 2,644 2,416 2,489
Windsor 4,220 2,125 2,382 2,714 2,773 2,868 3,008
Windsor Locks ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Wolcott ...... ...... ...... ...... 948 952 943
Woodbridge ...... ...... ...... 2,124 2,198 2,030 1,998
Woodbury 2,911 5,313 5,063 2,662 1,944 1,963 1,885
Woodstock 1,366 2,054 2,052 2,445 2,463 2,654 3,017
    Totals 130,612 197,910 208,850 237,946 251,062 261,942 275,248




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